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PREVIEW: Tottenham v Nottingham Forest

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ohn Isner beating Nicholas Mahut 70-68 in the final set at Wimbledon in 2010.

Liverpool beating Middlesbrough 14-13 on penalties.

Sometimes the most unlikely pairings produce the most incredulous results.

One thing is sure. Spurs won’t be wanting to be putting in too much overtime tonight at White Hart Lane with a trip to the Emirates on Saturday teatime for the North London derby beckoning.

As we saw last night with Liverpool, playing a weakened side against a Championship side can level the scales somewhat and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is likely to rest a number of his top players.

Forest have made a superb start to the new season, unbeaten in eight games and topping the Championship table with 18 points.

The two sides haven’t met since the FA Cup in 2005 which went to a replay.

Tottenham v Nottingham Forest
Capital One Cup, 3rd Round
Live on SKY, 7.45pm

HEAD TO HEAD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Mar 2005 FA Cup Nottm Forest 0-3 Tottenham
Feb 2005 FA Cup Tottenham 1-1 Nottm Forest
Apr 1999 Premier Nottm Forest 0-1 Tottenham
Nov 1998 Premier Tottenham 2-0 Nottm Forest
Mar 1997 Premier Tottenham 0-1 Nottm Forest
Jan 1997 Premier Nottm Forest 2-1 Tottenham
Apr 1996 Premier Nottm Forest 2-1 Tottenham
Mar 1996 FA Cup Tottenham 1-1 Nottm Forest
Feb 1996 FA Cup Nottm Forest 2-2 Tottenham
Oct 1995 Premier Tottenham 0-1 Nottm Forest

Amongst the changes for Spurs Michel Vorm is expected to make his debut in goal with Ben Davies, Fazio, Kyle Naughton, Benjamin Stambouli, Aaron Lennon and Roberto Soldado may all likely players at some points this evening.

I went close with Middlesbrough last night and will again go for the underdogs. 5/1 is far too tempting in the circumstances.

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